Soprano Gillian Hollis & composer-pianist Dale Trumbore perform selections from their album Snow White Turns Sixty in a free concert January 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Concert selections will include Snow White Turns Sixty as well as other art-songs written by Dale Trumbore for Gillian Hollis. Signed CDs will be available after each concert
Soprano Gillian Hollis is a winner of Classical Singer’s National Competition and Northwestern University’s Concerto Competition, as well as a recipient of the Chicago Musicians’ Club of Women Lynn Harvey/Virginia Cooper Maier Award and the Bel Canto Foundation’s Salvy Monastero Memorial Award. She has participated in the Young Artist Programs of Madison Opera (Sister Lilliane in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Spring 2014; covered Marie in Donizetti’s Fille du Regiment, February 2014) and Ash Lawn Opera. Hollis’s solo credits include Queen of the Night and Papagena in W.A. Mozart’s The Magic Flute; Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi; the title role in Julie Smith’s Daisy; and soprano soloist in J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion. She is currently on tour as Beauty in Opera for the Young’s Beauty and the Beast. Hollis holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance and Operatic Literature from Northwestern University and a B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Hailed by the New York Times for her “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies,” composer Dale Trumbore’s compositions have been performed widely across the U.S. and internationally by ensembles including the Kronos Quartet, ACME, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and the USC Thornton Symphony. She has been commissioned and awarded by ensembles including the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Chanticleer, Center City Opera Theater, Choral Arts Initiative, the Esoterics, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, the Millburn High School Symphony Orchestra, the Maryland State Boychoir, the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, and VocalEssence. Trumbore is also a recipient of the Copland House Residency Award, the American Composers Forum Subito grant and the Artist in Residence Grant at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. Her choral works are published with Boosey & Hawkes and G. Schirmer. Hear Trumbore’s music at daletrumbore.com.